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UCS College Central

Welcome to UCS College Central - Home for all current and future UCS Alumni!

Consider this your one stop for valuable resources as you prepare for your next academic step.
These resources are organized with links and videos to provide students and parents self-directed assistance to navigate through the post-secondary planning process. 

Units 1 - 6 are presentations with links and videos to guide parents and students through the entire post-secondary application process.  

Question and Answer online sessions will be offered for students and parents to ask questions from a school counselor.  These sessions will be offered at a first come first serve basis.  Students and/or parents are asked to sign up for each Q&A session using the link provided.  An email with the session link will be sent as a reminder to all participants. 

This project was made possible from the COVID - 19 Response Grant sponsored by Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) received in June 2020. The materials were developed by a group of Utica Community School (UCS) Counselors for UCS high school students. Support and resources were provided by Naviance.  Additional resources from College Board and Free Application for Federal Students Aid (FAFSA). 

Unit 1: Essential for Successful College Prep:  

This session will review: 

      •College Vocabulary
      •FAFSA Vocabulary 

      •Scholarship Vocabulary  

Unit 2: Naviance Student Basics:    

This session will review:

      •Naviance Student
      •How to login
      •Naviance Student Help Button
      •Tools for Exploring Colleges

Unit 3: Paying for College:    

This session will review: 

      •Michigan Tuition Incentive Program
      •Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Unit 4: College Applications:    

This session will review: 

      •5 Things You Need to Know About College Admission
      •Deciding on How to Apply
      •Tips for Preparing Your College Application 
      •How to Complete a Common App 

Unit 5: College Application Documents:

This session will review: 

      •Letter of Recommendation
Unit 6: UAIS Students ONLY:    

This session will review: 

      •Common App Matching in Naviance 
      •Transcripts - eDocs

Unit 7: College Representative Virtual Visits:    

This session will review: 

      •What is a College Rep Visit  
      •How to Sign Up For a Virtual Visit 

Question and Answer Sessions    

      •Sign up and Submit Questions